Empathy Day, run by Empathy Lab, is an annual celebration of the importance of empathy, and the books that inspire young readers to develop this most vital of skills.
Research shows that empathy can be learned, and that literature can play a hugely important role in helping foster the attribute – encouraging readers to think of others, step into a stranger’s shoes, and forge connections.
To mark the day, our staff remember the books that sparked empathy in their own lives, and nominate the titles they’d most recommend to others. Watch below…
Take a look at our interview with 2024 Read for Empathy collection authors Tia Fisher and Jaspreet Kaur here.